Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Aero Club in San Diego. Big amber beer in the pint glass.

Such a distinctive rich flavor-- buterscotch and chardonnay. Long nose of-- Twinkies? Biscuity malt flavors. Sweet but nicely balanced by the Belgian flavors. A grapey taste along with a fine, mellow yeastiness. Light bodied and totally drinkable. Just strong enough to give a little bite without getting into the sipping-only category. Just enough carbonation. While it's not a seriously Belgian style beer it is extremely clean and well made. I had only tried the bottled version and was surprised at how good it is on tap.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a cloudy pale yellow/orange color with a the finger head that reduces down to some lacing. Retention is not bad, with a ring of head around the edge of the glass.

The aroma is light fruit and spices. I can pick up some coriander, and some lemon zest. Being a pale ale there is a mild hops presence. The hops are more spicy than bitter.

The flavor emulates the aroma for the most part. Sweetness from the malt and spices come through at first. But then, there is a mild bitter hop. Due to is the spice of the hops the flavor blends together great! Pretty much beer's version of fine white wine. So many fruit notes like sour grapes.

The body is light and can be drank with out no thought until the alcohol kicks in.

This Ale is true to it's style and I love it!! North Coast has done it again!!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a WONDERFUL Belgian Style beer from a california brewery. You don't find many beers this delicious. The appearance is unbelievable. It is a cloudy golden/orange color that is beautiful. I guess on a paint pallet you'd have to call teh color Pranqster. Now on to the aroma and mouthfeel. It does not have as deep and powerful of a smell as it does flavor. The mouthfeel is full of bitterness that is balanced with sweet malt. The taste of this beer is extraordinary. You just gotta try it.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,416 ratings